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from nbc news, this is and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. this is my fight song >> yes. take it, hoda. sing it up, baby, be proud. this is my fight song my power's turned up i'll be strong this is my fight song >> rachel is here. she's going to sing her new single for us. this is thirsty thursday. it's january 7th, and that is called "fight song." you know what i love about her story? she worked 15 years in this business and she never gave up until she got her first hit. >> i love that. >> don't mess with my dreams and i love that. >> she's going to sing a song for the very first time right here on our show. we honored she chose us.
>> two southern women made their way up north to our plaza to freeze their buns off and to get ambushed. one is celebrating a birthday. the other is on a girl's trip. they're going back to their hometowns with hot new makeovers. >> and grab your makeup bags, ladies, and open up your bathroom cabinets, because our girl bobbie thomas is going to find out how old your stuff is. get it off the shelves. >> did she get some of your stuff? >> i hope not. did you, bobbie? >> she said she wouldn't touch it. >> health risk. it's a health risk. >> just put gloves on, >> apparently something on the other day was the people's choice awards. >> jane lynch was hosting. >> it's fun to look at fashions. this is the pregolden globe. >> i guess it's the first award show of the actual award season. >> all right. so anyway, here's some of the fashions we picked out.
>> we tried. >> you're on the book tour, this is a little messy. >> we apologize. >> ellen degeneres and portia de rossi looked elegant in black and white. they sure do. >> ellen won favorite humanitarian award and favorite day time tv host. >> wait, we didn't win that? no. okay. kate hudson looked great in the white strapless jump suit. >> she has got it going. a beautiful melissa mccarthy in fun sequined pants. good for her. >> she's trimming down. >> she is. it takes courage for anybody to wear sequin pants and good for her. >> look at meghan trainor. >> we love her. >> those are shorts? it looks like a skort. >> it says short black sequins. no. i think it's a short black dress. >> okay. apparently there was an altercation. i love that word. >> well, okay, so "the talk" the cast from "the talk" won the people's choice award and some guy rushed the stage and decided it was going to be his moment, not their moment. take a look. >> we think ourselves as kind of
we're like a motley crew. >> my name is kevin. shout out to kevin's new album -- >> huh-uh, that ain't going to happen up here. you ain't going to pull no steve security. >> he ate up all their time. >> she did. and there could be a lawsuit. >> let's follow that in courts, how about, why did she say steve harvey? poor steve harvey. you're pulling a steve harvey. >> it's more a kanye. >> right. >> leave steve harvey alone. >> by the way, i want to -- i meant to tweet him and it -- life got away from me. good for steve harvey. he handled it perfectly. he's such a class guy. he's such a good guy. >> we love him. >> we do. >> we have steve harvey today. >> yeah, any day now. any moment. now, let's see. we had sonya here. sonya is our brow lady. she's the best brow person in
and she now comes -- when she used to just come and do my eyebrows and yours and christine's, now she does the entire "today" show. everybody just lines up for sonya to do their brows. >> here's a question what about the boys. >> all right, well, she's been doing our boy force a while, so to speak. >> she has? >> yes, matt. >> she does matt's eyebrows? >> she sure does. >> i had no idea matt groomed his eyebrows. >> i don't know how to pronounce sonya's last name. say it, chad.vunsac. something like that. she just added a men's only bar at her brow bar in manhattan. she's got a distinctive man vibe. men care just as much about their grooming. many of them do as we do. and we're just happy for her. she is just a sweet woman. >> for the first time i'm looking at the brows of our crew. i never was looking at that portion. >> any of you guys -- mm-hmm.
>> okay. all right. >> somebody doesn't need -- >> look at davey, davey's are perfect. ah, yes, beautiful. >> it's a private little room. men who are a little embarrassed by it can go in there and get their man-scaping done in private. >> we love our sonya. it's a big thing in "the new york times" today, so that's why we're mentioning it. >> we have new precious pics of prince george. he is just two years old, but he had his first day of nursery school. kate, instead of having an official photographer, which is the way they usually do it, kate snapped a couple of pics. looked like every other kid. he's going to the west acre montessori school. that's near the family home. he's going to go with part of the day. i guess he's with kids as old as 5. they say the school costs 50 bucks a day. which i think is a good deal. >> yeah. >> that's 250 a week. >> i think they can afford it. >> that's $1,000 a month. $12,000 a year.
like me to take the painting off your hands that's cost you $6,000 to keep in storage? >> the one you gave me as a present? >> yes. >> that i put it. >> moishes storage. you want me to go to moish. >> no, they'll bring it. you don't have to go to moishes. but -- okay. does that mean i don't have to pay the 80 bucks a month? >> yes, i already have a ton of stuff. it will go into a place i already have. >> okay. >> when you get your dream home, you can sell the painting. >> i am never going to sell that pointing. >> you have to sell it. you know you hate it. >> i don't hate it. it's too big for my apartment. i've never hated it. it's of new orleans, i love it. i just don't remember what it looks like right now. i really don't remember. but i know it was pretty. >> all right, we'll work that out this year. we'll give you another year to keep paying it. there's a sprinter who's apparently unbelievable. this woman apparently can do things you've never seen. >> when you work out, think about how hard it is to do basic
i know it is for me. this is a two-time norwegian olympic sprinter. her name is azinni azin. >> she does a stair climb that you know how sometimes you do >> look at that. >> oh, my gosh! >> is this real? >> oh, she goes over that one. then she keeps going. >> oh, my gosh! >> watch it in slow motion, it's unbelievable. >> it's even more amazing i think when it's actual time. you know how little time you have to set yourself again and do -- unbelievable. >> look at rachel. look at rachel. can you believe what was just happening there? >> you can hold a note, you know, for a long time but that -- >> is that impressive? >> can you believe what she just did? >> way more impressive. >> that's called impressive. >> that's called girl power, baby. >> good for her. >> don't try that at home. >> no, don't. >> or even a stadium. >> no, don't, because it won't work out.
>> no, it won't. >> most people have trouble walking up the steps. they'll take one foot, put it on -- they won't even go that way, you know, they make sure. >> all right. so what is more handsome than a good looking guy walking down the street? >> with a dog. >> a good looking guy walking down the street with a dog. >> the only thing that's better is if he also has a baby in a bjorn. >> ah, but then you know you can't -- you can't have that. >> ah, yes. scratch the baby. >> okay. >> good chance he's divorced though, 1 out of 2 these days. so, you know, it's worth a try. but i think there's nothing sexier than saying a man with his children. >> you're right, i love that. >> if there's a dog present, how perfect. >> they say that dogs change the game. a study says the roles of pet dogs and cats in human courtship and dating. they talk about the dudes with dogs seem to be more responsible and caring. they feel like they know how to take care of something other than themselves. >> themselves. uh-huh. the trouble with it is say you
you meet him, and he's got his dog. and then you get together and then the dog becomes community property. then you break up. i'm thinking this through. >> oh, no. >> then, does he get the dog because he owned the dog first or do you go to court to get the dog you've fallen in love with? >> this is the most depressing turn. >> i'm just trying to run out the clock so we don't have time for i-hoda. >> oh! all right. so a woman i love named ingrid michelson -- >> yes, she's great. >> we've had her on a few times. she has a song that's called "little romance." it's bouncy, it's happy, and i thought i would do it. >> i like her music. >> i know you do. let's take a listen. little romance. little plucky, right? >> yeah. you're in the mood for love you're in the mood to dance >> cute. you're in the mood for a
you're in the mood for love >> she's got a little bounce. >> you knew that's happening. >> that's exactly right. there might be a little harmony on the chorus now coming up. >> how do you know? >> 50 years of it. >> oh, excellent. >> they'll bring in more instruments. of course. yep. >> how did you know? build a song. it's like love making. you build it up. you build it up. until it's over. >> all right, hoda. >> just a reminder, you can listen to us on sirius xm channel 108. >> we don't know why you would, and you can find hoda there every monday and wednesday. and the book tour continues. where can people come see you? >> thanks to everybody who came to the 92nd street y last night. andy cohen was there. >> and then -- >> i'll be in florida.
which has become an anthem for so many people. her video has been viewed on youtube more than a 100 million times. she has more than 100 million streams on spotify. >> now rachel has a brand-new cd called "wildfire." >> we're so happy for you. >> she's one of the good girls. >> she is. >> you guys are so sweet. >> we love your music. for me and hoda to agree on music, it is a miracle. >> it is a miracle. >> but we love your journey. you've earned it. you've earned it. and you've been a sweet person along the way, or we would have heard by now. there would be stories. >> it took 15 years for you to really have the breakout hit. were there times -- i know you love music, but sometimes is there a voice in your head saying you know what, there's a reason i'm not getting traction, it's been 15 years. maybe there isn't the right path for me? >> my gosh, all the time. it was very hard for me to continue to believe in myself but i don't know if i ever really considered quitting. it was too loud in my heart.
supposed to do. i did a lot of charity with music. i got to see the impact it would have one-on-one. i would be like who aim to say that's not enough. >> that's a lovely way to -- yeah. it's not somebody's critique of your work, you're watching it. people don't cry just to cry. >> one person at a time, but that's enough. >> "fight song" it wasn't like -- oh -- it took a while to get that. >> was awful. the chorus came really easily. it felt like, i don't know, but the verses were so hard to write. >> how come i wonder. >> i think maybe it was the message. it was the whole story. it was the thing about getting out the feelings that were hard to say and hard to admit. i don't know. it was really tough. >> i love the story, you were down in lower manhattan and you looked out, you looked -- tell everybody that one, that's so cool. >> well, finally, one night, the right verse came to me. it was 3:00 in the morning. i was looking out on the hudson
the hudson. that was the original word. i changed it to ocean. >> because the baefwaves were big -- >> the tug boat was going and there was these ripples coming away from the tug boat and it was making a huge impact. >> this little boat. >> what that song has meant to people. >> i want you to write a song called "tug boat." not hudson. it's been done. tug boat. for children. a little children's song. >> when you watch what your song -- this song is so impactful to young kids who are ill, to grown-ups, to people trying to overcome something. can you believe, when it came out of you, did you think, this is an anthem, like, i've got something here? >> your manager did, right? >> i was still kind of scarred from a lot of the years of not making it and rejection. it was hard to believe, but shgs yes, somewhere deep inside, there was a belief that, you know what, this could help people. >> well, now you're on the "wildfire." you have your own tour bus, it's
>> you know, you're not in the van anymore, girl. >> so many years in the van. i'm psyched about the bus. >> oh, that is so awesome. we are truly, truly happy for you, sweetie. we're so excited she's going to sing for us. >> you're going to sing this song for the first time? >> my goodness. >> make it up. you have 40 minutes, okay? >> she can do it. >> we'll see you later in the show. >> you're going to sing "speechless" for us, right? we love you too. the beauty doctor is in. bobbie's buzzing with a checkup for your makeup. >> and you've seen their befores. now it's almost time to reveal the afters of our ambush makeovers. fortifying the gravity-defying... adventure-collecting... friend-connector... fortifying the going-places... off-to-the-races... day-seizing... you. you're strong. and we're here to help you stay that way. new special k nourish. multi grain flakes with quinoa, apples, almonds and raspberries.
it is thirsty thursday which means it's time for bobbie's buzz. >> since this is the first one of the new year, "today" bobby style editor bobbie thomas wants you to empty out your beauty bags because she has a checkup for your makeup. >> i think it's really important, this is a great time of year to do that. let's start right away with something that can be confusing. get to know your packaging. the label information specifically. >> nobody reads it, do they? >> no, but if there's an expiration date, use that. if you can't find one, this symbol you can usually find. this symbol, you can usually find. it looks like a junior with an "m." >> which must mean six months. >> that's the period after opening. so after you open it, you'll want to use that as a general rule. >> in six months? >> that depends. that's the other thing. if you can't find that, you can also go online to our website because i have listed a checkup app and there's a website you can type in the batch code and they can tell you. >> you're not going to remember, when did i buy that mascara. where was i? you can't remember what you had
there's a really great app that when you buy your products you can organize them in there. and it's great. it's fresh tag. you can go online, and you can know -- it will give you an alert. i can't speak today. >> i can't either. >> something like this, and you wonder why you're breaking out. you know. >> oh, is that what happens? >> what do you think about mascara? how long? >> i think -- i don't know, a year. >> no, oh, my gosh, hoda, three months. it's around your eyes. three months for your eyes. >> that explains those styes. >> when it comes to lips, be really careful. lipstick is not something that lasts as long as you think. >> how long a year? >> six months. >> my lipstick never lasts six months. >> lip gloss, believe it or not, 12 months. >> how do you know if your lipstick's bad? >> it usually will get dried out. any time a color changes or it smells, you want to make sure -- >> ew. >> you just saw the graphic. there's a graphic you can go see on our website too. you want to make sure you wash your brushes once a week.
>> i know. if you don't, please put it in your calendar every month. it's disgusting, there's bacteria. and sponges are even worse. >> i have a sponge that's been around for a long time. >> it's my go to. >> okay. if we don't get through this segment, everything is online. >> sorry. >> you want to look at also how it's -- >> what's this, cream? lotion? >> if it's a one-way evacuation, a pump, an aerosol spray, it lasts longer. if you're dipping into it, you just want to get rid of it, especially after six months. organic products, great, but you have to be vigilant to look at the expiration, because they have no preservatives in there. you'll see that some bottles are dark and that's to protect it from the sun. if you have clear perfumes, make sure they're not directly in sunlight. >> i've ordered perfume on amazon and it comes and it's old and it doesn't smell good. >> are you putting down amazon? >> no, i love amazon -- >> it's the sellers. you have to make sure you know who you're buying from. discount beauty suppliers can sometimes buy bad expired products.
live. in the shower, it's wet, it's humid, it's a breeding ground for bacteria. so how many of us, raise your hands, you have ten shampoo bottles open from two years. >> no. >> yes. >> we all open different bottles. make sure at least once a year two years is the max, get rid of all the bottles. >> all right, we have to go, bobbie. >> sorry.orry.trashcan. it's the "pungent gym bag stink" neutralizer. and the "prevent mold and mildew on the shower curtain for up to 7 days" spray. it's also the "odor causing bacteria" fighter. and even the "athlete's foot fungus" killer. discover more ways you can use lysol disinfectant spray to help keep your home healthier. seems like we've hit a road block. that reminds me... anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea... ...gas, bloating? yes! one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against occasional digestive issues.
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>> we need to get one. >> we're getting kind of tired. >> a little old. >> that too. our lucky ladies with their ambush makeover. working their magic as always, "today" contributor and style to the stars, everybody now -- louis licari, la, la, la >> i know that everybody knows what key to start it in now. and "today" contributor jill martin. >> how was it today? >> a bill chilly. basically, jill and i just looked for the two people that looked like they were close to frozen and said you better come in. >> warm them up. >> our first lucky lady is karen. she's 56 years old today. good for her. >> oh, happy birthday. >> she's from cleveland, tennessee, visiting new york for the first time to celebrate. she never puts on any makeup. mostly because she doesn't know what she should be doing. >> that's a lot of ladies i think. >> exactly. >> she says this year she went down seven pant sizes. so she can definitely use additions to her wardrobe.
>> this was a major arts and crafts project. i love these signs. and i love how much you want this for your sister. tell me why. >> today's her birthday. and she lost 75 pounds this year. so this would be a great exclamation point to her new look. >> ah, we are so excited to give this to you for all those reasons. are you nervous are you excited? >> i'm very excited and i want wait to see how it turns out. yeah! >> that's fantastic. >> we're so happy for her. she's here with her sister, linda. you saw her niece catherine and her son's girlfriend ali. the whole family's here. all right, gang, please keep your blindfolds on for just a second. here is karen bunch before. all right, karen. let's see the new you. >> wow! >> wow! >> all right, kids, take off your blindfolds and look over here. >> are you ready?
spin around. you might need your glasses. you can put them on if you want to see. >> oh, my goodness, i can't believe that's me. >> awesome. >> you look gorgeous. >> stand right here on your star. >> you are -- >> louis. >> tell us about it. >> thank you. it's her birthday today as well. >> happy birthday. >> happy birthday, number one, i made her color richer, deeper color. and blonde hair was just -- it wasn't doing too much for her. it was like a middle color. so i just pulled in another direction. then we were lucky enough to have vanessa with us who keeps styles simple and chic and very sexy. >> and gorgeous makeup. >> you know she did. >> linda and company what do you guys think of the new look? >> she looks beautiful. >> doesn't she? >> just stunning. >> sexy. >> so great. jill, i love the leather and the black. it looks great together. >> you know, when you lose so much weight, it's nice to have staples. new staples. you don't even know what size you are. robert rodriguez slacks. i love, these fit perfectly on her.
>> she's just tiny. >> that's so great. a big round of applause. you can join your family. >> our next lady is debby foster. she's 55 years old. from elvis' birthplace, tupelo, mississippi. she's a retired elementary school teacher. her daily routine consists of a little makeup and letting her hair dry. first, let's hear her story. >> girls trip from mississippi, very exciting. and you were pointing at deb. tell me why she deserves this. >> well, 2015 was a hard year for her. she's been through a divorce and had to move back in with her mom. so she's just had some issues this year. we're excited because it's a makeover and a new start for 2016. >> sounds like you truly deserve this. do you feel up for it? >> yes. i'm so excited. >> oh! we love her.
her friends lea and liz and joanna. let's take one last look at debby before and bring out debby foster. wow. >> oh, wow! >> ladies, you want to take off your blindfolds? >> we can't wait. >> oh! >> good! >> so cute. >> debby, we won't make you wait any longer. turn around sweetie and see how you look. >> oh, my god! >> you look good. >> look at your little face! >> oh, wow! >> all right, tear yourself away. look right here at camera 12, please. >> you look awesome, debby. what i did is i added depth to her color but i left some highlights out. a melange of colors. and the haircut, swept back to the side. >> so modern.
should take pictures for online dating, by the way. there's a man downstairs, i believe. >> get ready for a busy year after that, sweetie. all right, what's this outfit, sweetheart? i think i know. >> we know the top is clara sun rose. staples you can use. and nydj jeans. i love this dainty jewelry by marlin chef. >> is that the trend, going back to the dainty? >> especially on black with denim. >> what do you think, ladies? can you believe what's happening? >> let's bring karen out and let's give them both a round of applause. >> congratulations. thanks to louis and jill for such a good job, everybody back there. all right, how to feed your entire family for under $15. >> a delicious idea for tonight's dinner coming up right after this.
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okay, if you went a little overboard on your spending during the holidays, you may have to start on track, cutting back during the new year. >> our "today" team wants to help you out with a delicious and hearty meal that will feed your entire family for, it's hard to believe, under 15 bucks. >> brandy malloy is the host of "eat the trend and get the dish" with brandy malloy on top trend. >> wow, that's crazy. okay. >> naughty, girl. >> okay, is this really under 15? >> this is under $15 because we're using flank steak which is an affordable cut of meat. >> this is anywhere in the country? prices vary around the country. >> here's the thing, there's so much flavor, you really don't need a lot of meat. this is asian noodle salad. it will sustain you in the winter.
flank steak, ginger and coriander. expensive. staples for people. >> if you want to help me with the marinade, we can put this into our bag. >> is that soy sauce? >> lemon. >> lime. >> lime, love it. >> ginger. i'll help you with the garlic. a little bit of salt. i'm going to put that meat in there. >> marinade for a while, right? >> here's the thing, you can't just throw it in there, you really have to squeeze marinade -- into it. >> you want to suffocate it. going nowhere. oh, i know you love to smack -- >> she does like to spank. she's a spanker. as i know. >> and then one more. >> okay. so over here -- so you let it overnight would be awesome to really lock in those flavors. coriander. >> stop spanking the meat. noticed. >> all right, hoda. >> oh, good, yours.
either use the mortar and pestle. >> we're making music. >> all right. you really want to crash it up. my mom always used a wooden spoon and then smacked me afterwards. >> seems to be a theme. >> put it on both sides of your steak. >> you're picking it up with your fingers. shouldn't do that, right? >> yeah, you're not going to want to do that. >> actually, i love using tongs because i love not messing >> okay. going to put this in the broiler for five minutes on each side. >> oh, it's quick. until it gets a nice medium and then let it set. don't touch it. don't smack it. really just let all those flavors and moisture lock in. >> don't spank the meat. now what? >> next, we're just going to grab our rice noodles. recipe for the dressing. it is one of my favorites.
>> love that. >> it's red chili flakes, lime. oh, my gosh, it just makes my mouth water. >> look at those topgngs. >> that's why i like using tongs instead of fingers. all right, you can serve this as a salad or nice little taco protein style. if you just want to add some noodles. i'll give you some tongs. >> hoda likes to use her fingers. >> let's get a little steak on her. because i want you to try this. look how good this is. >> i love this stuff. >> and then you fold it over like a taco, right? >> you can. it's either a steak -- here's one for you. you can have the whole plate actually. you can serve it as a salad or as a steak taco protein-style. >> will you cut me a piece of that? >> of course i will. >> we have to go. thank you. thank you so much. all right. >> yeah. >> is it good? >> for the recipe, go to "today."com/food. sorry. >> hoda. >> she's got a lot of fight left in her.
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>> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. >> it's a moment we've been waiting for and we have too. a live performance by rachel platten. >> her brand-new cd is called "wildfire." she is here with her new song being performed for the first it is called "speechless." >> ever. >> all right, rachel, take it away. why does this part always go so fast
words distract us going over the truth so hush baby my heart's speaking to you just give me that touch i want it quit talking so much i'm ready stop moving your lips and kiss me keep taking my breath away 'cause you make me speechless you quiet my demons so why don't we hold tonight and just keep beside and when we we i don't need no reason you make me speechless we're getting loud tonight we're allowed tonight to be, be, be c'mon baby
c'mon baby make me body language screaming everything and keep giving it to me fire away just give me that touch i want it couldn't talk too much, i'm ready stop moving your lips and kiss me keep taking my breath away 'cause you make me speechless you quiet my demons so why don't we hold tonight and just keep beside i don't need a reason when you make me speechless we're getting loud tonight we're allowed tonight c'mon baby
when you touch me when you kiss me nothing left to say i'm speechless get a hold of me come beside of me nothing left to say 'cause you make me speechless you quiet my demons so why don't we hold tonight and just keep beside of me i don't need a reason when you oh oh oh we're getting loud be c'mon baby make me speechless c'mon baby make me c'mon baby make me speechless c'mon baby make me >> woo! >> oh!
make tone-deaf statements? here's what we had to say. >> i think people believe what they truly believe most of the time, but it's not always perceived the way they intended. >> i say unless you like offending people -- no, it's not okay. >> wow. that was harsh. >> rough judgment. >> self-righteous. >> judge judy. >> okay. >> wait a minute, why did i say that? i sometimes -- >> we all do. it's motivation. >> you don't mean it. we mean it but not that way. all right, tomorrow, will we find love for one of our "today" show bachelors? >>his is going to be so cool. >> a dating game. the guys known as dave and ethan. >> the love makers. >> one exercise machine that's going to work for your whole body. >> then the hottest hair for 2016. . my mission is simple. to make you money. i'm here to level the playing field for all investors. there's always a bull market somewhere.